A knacker is a person in the trade of rendering animals that are unfit for human consumption, such as work horses that have died in harness or are too tired to work any more. This leads to the slang expression "knackered" meaning very tired. The word is probably of Scandinavian origin. ...more on Wikipedia about "Knacker"
Losing religion is a metaphor or euphemism for cursing used in some rural areas of America. ...more on Wikipedia about "Losing religion"
Being macho is overconforming to traditional male gender roles or hypermasculinity. ...more on Wikipedia about "Macho"
A Mickey Finn (or simply Mickey) is a slang term for a drug-laced drink given to someone without their knowledge in order to incapacitate them. It is reputedly named for the owner and bartender of a Chicago establishment, the Lone Star Saloon and Palm Garden Restaurant, which operated from 1896 to 1903 in the city's South Loop neighborhood on the west side of South State Street north of Harrison Street. Finn would slip his unsuspecting patrons a drug in their drink to make them pass out and proceed to rob them blind. Upon awaking the next morning in a nearby alley, the victim would remember nothing. Finn's saloon was ordered closed on December 16, 1903. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mickey Finn (drugs)"
Nerd, as a stereotypical or archetypal designation, refers to somebody who is perceived to be of normal to above-average intelligence and whose interests (often in science and mathematics) are not shared by mainstream society. Most people's interests are usually about sports, music, fashion, food, weather, but nerds have interests that are more encylopedic and are in the fields of science and technology. The term is mostly widely used in the United States, but also has some currency in other English speaking countries such as Canada. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nerd"
New Jersey Vegetable Monster is an expression used by cryptozoologists and other researchers of anomalous phenomena and the paranormal to describe a sighting or incident that has exceptionally poor evidential support. ...more on Wikipedia about "New Jersey Vegetable Monster"
A puck bunny is a female ice hockey fan, often one whose interest in the sport is primarily motivated by sexual attraction to the players rather than enjoyment of the game itself. ...more on Wikipedia about "Puck bunny"
Sheep shagger (alternative spelling: sheepshagger) term normally aimed at people living in rural areas where populations of sheep are greater than those of the human resdients, such as rural Wales or New Zealand, implying they perform sexual acts with sheep. Usage of this term is normally restricted to within the British Isles and mostly aimed at Yorkshiremen or the Welsh, areas where animal farming is still a major industry. The term is also traded between Australians and New Zealanders, where sheep famring especially is conducted on an industrial scale. ...more on Wikipedia about "Sheep shagger"
Shizzle is a rap slang word for "sure", coined by The Gap Band and popularized by rap star (and gap band sampler) Snoop Dogg. It has been adopted by several rappers and reggae deejays and is commonly used as: "fo' shizzle" as in, "for sure", often paired with "my nizzle" as in, "my nigga". ...more on Wikipedia about "Shizzle"
To tease, to ridicule. Also shortened to take the mick. An abbreviated form of the Cockney rhyming slang take the mickey bliss, meaning 'take the piss'. E.g."Stop taking the mickey out of Billy, he's very sensitive and you're upsetting him." Cf. 'take the Michael' and 'extract the Michael'. [1930s] ...more on Wikipedia about "Taking the mickey"
Talk to the hand (or tell it to the hand) is an English language slang phrase associated with the 1990s. It originated in African-American ebonics as a contemptuous and urbanized way of saying that no one is listening, and is often elongated to a phrase such as "Talk to the hand, because the ear's not listening" or "Talk to the hand, (be)cause the face don't understand". "Talk to the hand cause you ain't got a man" is often considered to be a sarcastic, or obnoxious phrase, and is commonly associated with urban black youths, especially black women, as well as teenage valley girls who adopted it. The phrase was originated by actor and comedian Martin Lawrence, and along with such phrases as "You Go, Girl", "Getta Steppin'", and "Waassupp", was popularized in Martin Lawrence's 1992 sitcom Martin. "Talk to the hand" was later mimicked by actress Fran Drescher in 1997's The Beautician and the Beast. ...more on Wikipedia about "Talk to the hand"
"The Man" is a slang phrase associated with the counterculture and used to describe higher authority. This "Man" does not usually refer to a specific individual as such, but instead to the government, leaders of large corporations and other authority figures; its meaning is pejorative. The Man is colloquially defined as the figurative person who controls our world. The Man is also often used as a symbol of racial oppression. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Man"
The word über comes from the German language. It is a cognate of both Latin super and Greek ύπερ (hyper), as well as English over (as in "overkill"). During the late 1990's, über also became a synonym for super; i.e. übercool - supercool - generally with a slightly intensified meaning. Über is commonly misspelled as uber in English, although the correct substitute for the 'ü'- Umlaut would be ue, not just 'u'. ...more on Wikipedia about "Über"
Uff da is an exclamation, of Scandinavian origins, that is relatively common in the Upper Midwestern states of the United States, meaning roughly 'drats', 'oops!', or 'ouch!', especially if the 'ouch!' is an empathetic one. The vowel in the first word is usually pronounced approximately similar to the vowel in the English word "book," though it is also pronounced with a long [u] sound, as in "snooze". ...more on Wikipedia about "Uff da"
In the Southern United States dialects of American English and in Appalachian English, the term y'all, a contraction of you all, serves as the vernacular second-person plural pronoun. Because, in formal written English, the second-person pronoun you can be both singular and plural, many regional or national dialects have developed an informal distinction. This distinction is often made by adding a word to follow you in order to make a pronominal phrase for the plural. In British English, for example, the function is served by the phrase you lot. In many U.S. dialects, we find you guys (or, quite often, yous(e) guys). Likewise, in the Deep South, the appropriate term is y'all. However, in some areas of the South, including Texas, they are quite proud of this usage and many educated people there consider its usage viable for semi-formal communications, preserving their own distinctive dialect. It can also be quite useful when talking with, or translating for, people less familiar with the English language. ...more on Wikipedia about "Y'all"
Yinz is a second-person plural used almost exclusively in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region in western Pennsylvania of the United States. It was derived from the Scottish term "you ones". It may also be referred to or spelled as "yunz", "you'uns" or "ynz". It is part of a local dialect referred to as Pittsburgh English or "Pittsburghese". ...more on Wikipedia about "Yinz"
Yobbo or yob is a slang term for an uncouth blue collar individual or thug. The word derives from a back-slang reading of the word "boy" (boy or boyo reversed becomes yob or — slightly modified — yobbo). ...more on Wikipedia about "Yobbo"
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